42,300 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
1.5L Inline 4
92 hp @ 6000 rpm*
88 lb/ft torque @ 4700 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 10 seconds
Top Speed: 105 mph
*Base Price in 1988: $8,610


*Seller Asking:


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Fast Facts:

  • The DX sat one trim level above the base STD, which means it came with an extra 17 hp. Everything else was virtually the same
  • Unequal length double wishbone front suspension was inspired by Honda’s Formula One car of the time
  • The new 16 valve D15B2 engine revved to 7200 RPM
  • The Civic Si wasn’t available until the following year. The only “Si” you could buy in 1988 was the CRX
Key Model Year Changes:

  • First year of the 4th generation Civic
  • Now features front double wishbone suspension and independent suspension in the rear
  • Wheelbase has increased to 98.4 inches (from 96.5″)
  • Body redesigned to provide less drag, with a lower hood line and more rake in the windshield
  • First year of the “luxury badge” LX trim
  • The following year (1989) came with no notable changes


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1988 Honda Civic DX Hatchback with 42k original miles
5 speed manual
One owner for 27 years (1988-2015)

Car is 100% stock. Paint is all original.

Original Dealer sticker, PDI checklist, owner’s manual, purchase agreement, consumer protection plan, and warranty books included. All dealer maintenance records since new (big folder). Documented service bulletins completed.

Impeccable maintenance and regular oil change intervals.
New front axles @ 41,814 miles
New rear hatch shocks 
Timing Belt, water pump, and thermostat completed @ 37,972 miles, as well as:
Timing belt adjuster
Transmission oil
Brake fluid
Valve cover gasket
Alternator belt
Coolant drain/refill
Distributor cap and rotor
Spark plugs/air filter
and much more…..total $1000 service bill

New clutch, pressure plate, bearings, re-surfaced flywheel, and transmission fluid @27,973 miles
New brakes all around w/ fluid flush @ 25,237 miles
New Michelin tires @ 37k miles

Clean history report with no accidents. Passed smog for CA buyers.
Do not have original radio

Paint shines beautifully!

Our family has owned 8 Hondas (mostly from the 80’s and 90’s) and I can tell you this one runs and drives like a brand new Honda.

A link to more pictures is available upon request



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    *SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
    *Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
    *Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
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